pn Junction depth impact on short circuit current of solar cell

F. Jahanshah, Kamaruzzaman Sopian, Mohd. Yusof Othman, H. R. Fallah

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Abstract

The effect of position of pn junction on output current for both micro-rectangular texturing and planar surface in solar cell has been investigated by ray tracing. In geometric optic modeling, this includes finding the effect of position of pn junction on improving the efficiency. The importance of pn junction position in the textured surface of solar cells has been confirmed using the ATLAS software. Texturing improves the efficiency but the effectiveness increases with the depth of pn junction. A textured solar cell with 40 μm depth of pn junction has the 3 times more efficiency than the same non-textured solar cell. Introducing the current variation in the voltage 0.25 V for two surfaces supports this conclusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1629-1633
Number of pages5
JournalSolar Energy
Volume83
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009

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Short circuit currents
Solar cells
Texturing
Ray tracing
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Electric potential

Keywords

  • Current variation
  • Depth of pn junction
  • Efficiency
  • Texturing
  • Thin solar cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)

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pn Junction depth impact on short circuit current of solar cell. / Jahanshah, F.; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman; Othman, Mohd. Yusof; Fallah, H. R.

In: Solar Energy, Vol. 83, No. 9, 09.2009, p. 1629-1633.

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